History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​January 18​> him twice with their pistols. Judd then coolly said “Now tis my turn” putting his hand into his pocket, although he knew he had no pistols; yet the men fled.
There was a cotillion party at the this evening.
19 January 1844 • Friday
<​19​> Friday 19. Rode out in the course of the day. In the evening gave a lecture on the Constitution of the , and on the candidates for the presidency.
Mild weather, Cloudy p. m. <​in the Afternoon.​>
A Meeting was held in the Assembly room to devise means for the founding of another literary Institution in . [HC 6:180]
20 January 1844 • Saturday
<​20​> Saturday 20. Held Mayor’s court on the case “City of vs for breach of ordinance. I discharged the defendant, he paying costs.
At 6 p, m, prayer meeting in Assembly room. I was at home.
The High Council met, but having no business, adjourned.
Stanzas on the presentation of the Book of Mormon to Queen Victoria
by Miss .
Before leaving , elder presented to her Majesty Queen Victoria, and his Royal Highness Prince Albert; through the politeness of Sir Henry Wheatly, two neatly bound copies of the Book of Mormon, which had been donated by President , and left in the care of for that purpose, which circumstance suggested the following lines:—
Of all the monarchs of the earth
That wear the robes of royalty,
She has inherited by birth
The broadest wreath of majesty. [HC 6:181]
 
From her wide territorial wing
The sun does not withdraw its light;
While earth’s diurnal motions bring
To other nations day and night.
 
All earthly thrones are tottering things,
Where lights and shadows intervene;
And regal honor often brings
The Scaffold or the guillotine.
 
But still her sceptre is approv’d—
All nations deck the wreath she wears;
Yet, like the youth whom Jesus lov’d
One thing is lacking, even there.
 
But lo! a prize possessing more
of worth, than gems with honor rife—
A herald of salvation bore
To her, the words of endless life. [p. 1864]
January 18 him twice with their pistols. Judd then coolly said “Now tis my turn” putting his hand into his pocket, although he knew he had no pistols; yet the men fled.
There was a cotillion party at the this evening.
19 January 1844 • Friday
19 Friday 19. Rode out in the course of the day. In the evening gave a lecture on the Constitution of the , and on the candidates for the presidency.
Mild weather, Cloudy in the Afternoon.
A Meeting was held in the Assembly room to devise means for the founding of another literary Institution in . [HC 6:180]
20 January 1844 • Saturday
20 Saturday 20. Held Mayor’s court on the case “City of vs ” for breach of ordinance. I discharged the defendant, he paying costs.
At 6 p, m, prayer meeting in Assembly room. I was at home.
The High Council met, but having no business, adjourned.
Stanzas on the presentation of the Book of Mormon to Queen Victoria
by Miss .
Before leaving , elder presented to her Majesty Queen Victoria, and his Royal Highness Prince Albert; through the politeness of Sir Henry Wheatly, two neatly bound copies of the Book of Mormon, which had been donated by President , and left in the care of for that purpose, which circumstance suggested the following lines:—
Of all the monarchs of the earth
That wear the robes of royalty,
She has inherited by birth
The broadest wreath of majesty. [HC 6:181]
 
From her wide territorial wing
The sun does not withdraw its light;
While earth’s diurnal motions bring
To other nations day and night.
 
All earthly thrones are tottering things,
Where lights and shadows intervene;
And regal honor often brings
The Scaffold or the guillotine.
 
But still her sceptre is approv’d—
All nations deck the wreath she wears;
Yet, like the youth whom Jesus lov’d
One thing is lacking, even there.
 
But lo! a prize possessing more
of worth, than gems with honor rife—
A herald of salvation bore
To her, the words of endless life. [p. 1864]
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